Taiwan boasts one of the world’s highest densities of bird species. Of the around 10,000 varieties found globally, the country and its outlying islands are home to or provide resting spots for 663. This healthy state of affairs is due to blessings bestowed on Taiwan by Mother Nature and the efforts of organizations […]

via Keelung group protects birds, habitats in northern Taiwan — Bon Bon Lifestyle Webazine

Thanks to a fellow blogger’s challenge, after I commented on his blog, in appreciation of some lovely bird photos, check it out here. So here are a few shots. A juvenile Black-Crowned Night-Heron A Cattle Egret. These two are Javan Mynas and Grey Treepies Let’s see what other wildlife I can spot in this beautiful […]

via Birds from my cycle in Jiaoxi, Taiwan. — Swatt Art

A Louisiana resident and owner of a freight forwarding company pleaded guilty today in federal court in the Eastern District of Louisiana to trafficking exotic birds that are protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). Paul Tallman of Kenner, Louisiana, owner of Aerotyme-Inc., pleaded to the […]

via Louisiana Man Pleads Guilty to Trafficking Protected Birds — Just The Real News

The Guardian reports New Zealand’s famous kiwi birds are suffering from dehydration as drought affects many northern areas of the country, with conservationists warning chicks may soon perish too. There are 68,000 kiwi left in New Zealand but their number is declining at a rate of 2% a year. A century ago there were millions […]

via New Zealand’s drought and record-breaking hot summers putting kiwi birds at risk — Natural History Wanderings

This all-black bird has either fascinated or intimidated humans for centuries. I am one of the fascinated fans. Corvus corax have a versatile and wide-ranging diet; a full repertoire of vocalizations; and a rare ability to problem-solve. A member of the Corvid family, the most intelligent birds on the planet, ravens have captivated humans […]

via The Raven — Jet Eliot